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County fo promote testing Phase oi soil management DCS Moinei j Dcpt. of Hist. & Archives DCS Moines, 10, Iowa An intensive campaign and pro- f, am to promote soil testing as one of the important phases of soil management, got underway rfpontly at a meeting of agricultural farm leaders, fertilizer dealers and other agri-business men at the Maynard Community Hall. They were dinner guests of the Plant Food Institute, an organization of fertilizer manufacturers who are cooperating with the Extension Service in promoting the soil testing program. John Ingels, Maynard, is chairman of the executive committee, Bob Ralston, West Union, chairman of the dealer promotion committee, Robert Currie, Oelwein, chairman of the publicity and relations committee and Ervin Burrack, Arlington, chairman of the soil sampling organization committee. Using information available from farm business association record and field trials on results of proper use of plant food, it was pointed out that on the 2,800 plus farms in F'ay. tte county, a total of one and one half million dollars added income could be derived by Fayette county farmers. If proper use of plant food was practiced. With this in mind, the period from September 10 to 19 was designated as .Soil Testing Week Equipment for taking and shipping soil samples to the testing laboratory will be placed in the hands Memorial gifts for 3 months, $6,222 Memorial gifts in Iowa amounted to $6,222.47 for the three months of April, May, and June. This brings the total for 1961-1962 to $23,391.01. Mr. Harold E. Jacobsen, of Sioux City, President of the Iowa Heart Association, expressed gratification at the thoughtful generosity of'the donors. "Memorial Gifts money," Mr. Jacobsen declared, "is used for heart research. Doctors and scientists in Iowa, as well as in the rest of the country, are engaged in a concentrated effort trying to solve the enormous problem of heart diseases. "The cardiovascular diseases are known as the No. 1 Health Enemy today. Over 57 per cent of deaths that occur in Iowa are attributed to some form of heart disease," he concluded. Heart Memorials may be made to local Memorial Gifts Chairmen, or may be sent directly - to the of all dealers of the county and those located on the county line. Plans are to bring the 2,000 or more samples, set as a goal, to the testing laboratory at Iowa State University on Sept. 21. A delegation of interested farmers and dealers will accompany the samples to the university where they will visit the soil testing laboratory. The Heart Of Northeast Iowa's Scenic Wonderland Volume 48, Number 30 Thursday, July 26; 1962, Fayette, Iowa All-Star game I «J » I KIQS I6QQU8 Six Pages This Issue An all-star game for the Fayette boys taking part in the town league action is scheduled for 1 p. m., Wednesday. Aug. I. The game will be played on the field east of the Upper Iowa university buildings. Bill Prochaska, supervisor of the league, stated that six boys will be selected from each team to play in the seven-inning game. The game will be between the Giant and Twin all-stars, and the Tiger and Yankee all-stars. Results of the scheduled games played to date are: Yanks 4, Tig- s 3: Giants 8, Twins 5; Yanks 6, Giants 11; Tigers 1C, Twins 4; Giants 6, Tigers 4; Twins 13, Yanks 12; Twins 5, Giants 10; Tigers 16, Yanks 6; Giants 10, Yanks 9; Twins 1, Tigers 10; Tigers 6, Giants 10; Yanks 14, Twins 13. Friday the Yankees will meet the Giants, and the Tigers will play the Twins. On Monday it will be the Giants vs. the Tigers, and the Twins vs. the Yankees. League standings, as of Thursday, arc: A.S.C commiffeemen ore Selected at election A. S. C. community committeemen were named at special elect ions, held throughout the county July 18. They will serve the townships in which they were elected The commitU'c'mon are listed below by township, in the following order: Chairman, vice chairman, rt'tjiilar. first alternate, second alternate. W Giants 6 Tigers 3 Yankees 2 Twins 1 FORTY" 1 RUCKS ARD'400 MEN of the 2nd Medium Tank Battalion of the 104th Armored of the 33rd Division of , Illinois National Guard stopped In the field south of'the Grandvlew cemetery last Saturday noon to eat. They 0 were on their way home after a two weeks session at camp Rlpley In Minnesota. . tured above having their noon meal. 4 5 Some of the men are pic- Stevenson house sold To Toutsch family The home and property of the late Mrs. Imogene Stevenson was sold last week to Mrs. Ruth Tout- sch and her son Robert, of Fayette. The Stevenson property was inherited by two grand-nephews of the late Mrs. Stevenson, neither of whom lived in this area. One of the nephews, Walter Hoskinson, of Marion, Ind., was named executor of the estate, and was here JO girls to compete fcr Queen of Conservation Butters gives up One hit; Midgets Iowa Heart Association, 2100 Grand last week, with JtuV family ta corn- Avenue, Des Moines 12, Iowa. All such gifts will be recognized immediately with an official receipt to the donor, and an acknowledgement to the next-of-kin. Memorial gifts are credited to the county in which the deceased resided. Lama Ladies Aid to meet The Lima Ladies Aid will meet Friday, July 27, at the home of Mrs. Pete Oelberg. Roll call will be childhood memories of a July 4. Mrs. Otto Popenhagen will give devotions and Mrs. Joy Popenhagen will have charge of the program. plete arrangements for sale of the property. The Toutsch family has already moved into the home, and plan to maintain it primarily as it has been in years past Arrangements for the sale of the property were handled by Vic Dahl, representing the Sumner Realty Co. School reunion planned The annual Lima school reunion for former teachers, pupils and their families will be held Sunday, Aug. 5, at the Lima church. There will be pot luck dinner. Iowa leads cholera eradication In 3-state area; list 59 herds Ten attractive farm girls will be competing for the title of "Queen of Conservation" at the Fayette Soil 'Conservation district contest to be held August 12 at 3 p. m. at the Dairy Day celebration at Clermont. Two district winners will be chosen, and each of the lucky winners will receive a sterling silver''charm bracelet with the in- scriptforr-"QtJfeetrof Conservation"; They will also represent the Fayette Soil Conservation District at the regional contest to be held at the Fayette county fair on August 24. Three people, who have not as yet been named, will serve as judges. They will select the two winners on the basis of their poise, personality, intellegence and personal attractiveness. All contestants will also be judged on their knowledge of soil conservation, farmer cooperatives, and agriculture in general. Prizes in regional and state competition include a lady's wrist watch and a being crowned as Iowa's "Queei Conservation". The state winner will serve as official hostess at the Iowa Soil Conservation Districts field day and Plowing match being held near Atlantic, on Sept. 13. The "Queen contest is co-s 100 soil conservation districts and the Farmers Grain Dealers Association of Iowa (Cooperative). The objective of this contest, which had nearly 580 contestants in 1961, is to increase public interest in the soil conservation .program in Iowa. , Candidates competii^t in the Fayette Soii 'Conservation^ District "Queen of Conservation" ^contest are: Lorraine Koch, Hawkeye; Ann Gilmer, Maynard; Vicky Ann Habeger, Elgin; Carol Suckow, Hawkeye; Bonnie Swenson, Clermont; Dorothy Helgerson, Elgin; Karen Cummings, Clermont; Dixie Lou Ruroden, Postville; Susan Tatro, Clermont; and Phyllis Hunsberger, Elgin. Conservation Wlrt OV6r isored by Iowa's The Fayette Midgets, behind the one-hit pitching of Tom Butters, defeated the Oelwein Huskies, Tuesday, for the second time this season. The final score was 3-0. The winning runs came in the last half of the first inning, when Deadline set for Growers' contest Fayette county farmers who plan to enter 1902 Iowa Master Corn or Master Soybean Growers' contests must have their entries in to Fayette County Corn Club, M. C. Wangsness, at Fayette, no later than July 27. The applications must be forwarded to the Iowa Crop Improvement association and postmarked not later than July 31 to be eligble for state awards, according to County Extensoln Director Wangsness. C. D. Hutchcroft, secretary-treasurer of the Iowa Crop Improvement association, says that the 1961 contests were the largest in several years. He looks for this year's contests to be even larger. Wangsness says this looks like a year for "bin busting" yields. To enter the contests, call the sponsor and let him know. Then stop in and sign the entry blank and leave a check for the entry fee. 3 Fayette couples' lead-off batter Sonny Salmon trip- pled and then scored on a Corner Democratic delegates Turkey growers nix .uae a iaay s wrisi wai- ... i i . re a d s asTowa- sof -•<!" National marketing Fifty-nine swine herds were quarantined during June in connection with the nation-wide program for eradication of hog cholera. Dr. M. E. Pomeroy, chief of the division of animal industry in the Iowa State Department of Agriculture, said the increase in number of quarantines during June indicated the seasonal rise in hog cholera outbreaks. This disease- the most costly, of all diseases which attack Iowa swine-usually reaches its peak in the fall. Progress of the eradication program is continuing to be "good," in Iowa, Dr. Pomeroy said. Cooperation is coming through all branches of the swine industry in the state, including farmers, veterinarians, regulating authorities and representatives of all businesses, industries and service groups concerned with swine production, processing and handling. Iowa appears to be "breaking new ground" along the line of hog cholera eradication in this area. This state has been requested to outline the progress of the eradication program for Iowa in detail for several states in this area. They plan to use this material in advancing their hog cholera eradication work. Charles Greene of Whitehall, D1- Inpis, area member of the national hog cholera eradication committee, met July 3'at St. Louis with Dr. Pomeroy and Dr. H. E. McCutchan of Emmettsburg, representing Iowa; Dr. Roy Thompson, Illinois state veterinarian; Dr. Doby of Illinois, and Dr. L. A. Rosner, Missouri stata veterinarian. Greene repqrted that new federal regulatory program proposals considered by state groups this spring, have undergone changes following study of. s,tate suggestions. They will go into effect soon, probably with only minor further changes, 1 Jowa'a hog - cholera • eradication comnUtte«,.Jtiea(Jed by Marlon sted- dorn of. ..Granger, presented four changes after an all-day session at Des Moines April 19. The Iowa hog cholera eradication program is led by the state hog cholera eradication committee composed of swine producers, swine and related industries, representatives of the Iowa State Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture. Individual counties are organizing local hog r^olera eradication committees on a similar basis. The 59 new quarantines in June compared with only 39 in May and 37 in April. District veterinarians reported five of the June-quarantined herds were released from Quarantine by the end of the month. Lack of proper vaccination continued to be a major factor in the outbeaks. Of the 35 Iowa infected herds on which the district veterinarians had completed their investigations, 23 had not been vaccinated. Of the six that had been vaccinated one herd was vaccinated only a week before the outbreak, another only 10 days before, and another received vaccine alone, without serum. Dr. Maynard Spear, extension veterinarian at Iowa State University, pointed out that vaccinat- ned. Mary Austin attends S. U. I. science institute Summertime to most students means a "break from the books." But, to 67 high school students at The State University of Iowa, this summer means more rigorous study than they normally encounter during the regular school year. These students, all ranked in the upper 10 per cent of their high school classes, are enrolled in the third Science and Mathematics Institute for Exceptional Students. They are receiving college-level training in biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics and geology. Mary Ellen Austin from Fayette is one of the students enrolled. Robert E. Yager, director of the institute, said that the students have had to work harder than they do in high school. This is because the course work is more difficult and the competition is greater than they are accoustomed to. The institute is not confined to the classroom, however. The students recently spent three days in Chicago touring museums and the Argonne National Laboratory. More field trips of this nature are plan- Growers voted down a proposed national marketing order for turkeys in the referendum held June 18 22, according to preliminary results announced by the Department of Agriculture. Ellis Thompson, chairman. Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation County committee, said today that out of a national total of 7,188 producer votes cast, 3,116 growers or 43.3 per cent of those voting favored the marketing order program. These votes represented a marketing volume in 1961 of 845,241,000 pounds of live turkeys or 50 per cent of the total volume voted. A marketing order program cannot be put into effect unless it is approved by at least two-thirds of the growers voting in a referendum by number or by volume of their production. Producers eligible to vote were those who marketed more than 3,600 pounds of turkeys in 1961. The turkey marketing order had been proposed by the industry and formulated under existing legislation as a means of stabilizing prices to producers, many of whom lost heavily in 1961 as a result of overproduction. Chairman Ellis Thompson, reported that the preliminary tabulation of the 784 Iowa producers voting in the referendum, representing 49 per cent of these producers' 1961 volume of live turkeys marketed. :• by Roffle- Stonemarr. Winning pitcher Tom Butters struck out 11, walked four, and gave up one hit, a single in the first inning. His record is now four wins and one loss. The local squad is in second place in the conference with five wins and two losses, following West Union, with a 6-1 record. In a game last Tuesday, Fayette was defeated and knocked out of a first place tie, by the cellar team, Sumner, with an 8-0 score. The local boys counted six errors during the course of the game. Steve Becker went the distance on the mound for Fayette, and took the loss, his first of the season. The Midgets will travel to Oelwein Sacred Heart next Tuseday for their last game of the season. The game will begin at 1:30 p. m. Me. ahtf-Mrs. Richard" C. Clark, Mr. and Mrs. William Merkle, and Me-, and Mrs. John Riley will represent Fayette area Democrats at the Democratic State Convention Friday and Saturday, at the KRNT Theater in Des Moines. Fifty-eight delegates and alternate delegates were chosen to go to the meeting by the Fayette County Democratic Convention held last month. William Merkle is a candidate on the Democratic ticket for the Iowa House of Representatives in the November election. Richard Clark is serving on the State Platform Committee at the Convention. Bond sales in six Months hits 58 per cent Forrest B. Claxton, Fayette, volunteer county chairman, reported that June sales of Series E and H bonds in Fayette county amounted to $63,975, bringing the county's six-month total to $505,544 to close the Freedom Bond Drive with 58 per cent of its quota. The chairman expressed his thanks to all the organizations and individuals who worked hard in support of the Freedom Bond Drive. Sales in all of Iowa for June were $8,370,820, giving the state a six-month total of $60,443,167 for 77 per cent of the Freedom Bond Drive quota. Customer demand is Cause of automation Customer demand is the prime of automation, a State University of Iowa speaker said this week. Roger W. Bolz, publisher of Automation Magazine, declared that economic pressures bring increased automation into industry, and that if automation does not increase productivity and the price of the product must be raised, then the consumer- will stop buying it in favor of a less expensive item. He noted that the firms that make tin cans face competition from aluminum cans, plastic-coated cartons, and from plastic bags, thus creating a vital need for the tin can industry to automate to hold down costs and remain competitive. Bolz spoke before a group of Iowa school superintendents meeting on the Iowa City campus. Auburn — John A. Franzen, Fort Atkinson; John Ott, Fort Athinson; .Jf>o Srhwamman, Nick H. Kuen- nnn. Irvin H. Bodensteiner, all of West Union. Edon — Dean Tessmer, J. Leo Lynch, William Balk, Jack Treloar, all of Waucoma; Edwin Wurzer, Hawkeye. Banks — Douglas Grahlman, A. Walter Erkel, Harold Smith, Harold Schlatter, Eldon Frisch, all of Sumner. Frairfield — Melvin Gust, Robert L. Berry, Eugene Franzen, Marvin- Short, Paul Schuchmann, Jr., all of Arlington. Bethel — Clarence Pleggenkuhle, Hawkeye; Lloyd Pleggenkuhle, Sumner; John Graham, Hawkeye; " Kldred Kilcher, Waucoma; Raymond H. Kirchmann, Sumner. Fremont — Keith Baker, Louis E. Kane, Clifford Shannon, Ritchie L. Kane, all of Westgate; Paul V. Hoehne, Maynard. Center — Fred B. Garner, Martin Boedeker, Ralph Sinnott, Frank Edmonds, Harold V. Ault, all of Randalia. Harlan — Milton Potratz, Maynard; Herbert Hoeger, Gene H. Brownell, Westgate; Eugene J. Sieck, Orland D. Struve, both of Maynard. Clermont — John Kelly, Clermont, A. C. Nesbit, Castalia; Roy Swenson, Clermont; Jack McNeil, Michael J. Finnegan, of Castalia. Illyria — Clarence Thoman, Elgin; Jacob Schneider, Elgin; John E. Erickson, Wadena; J. A. Medberry, Elgin; Russell Jennings, Wadena. Dover — Ernest Anfinson, Donald P. Winter, Melvin Molokken, Walter Dullard, Ernest Koester, all of West Union. Jefferson — James H. Stewart, Virgil R, McClain. Gerald E^Scb- ~mfdt; Kenneth Polark, R"bberr*D. Turney, all of Oelwein. Oran — James Hogan, Oelwein; Ralph Kane, Oelwein; Clyde Maricle, Fairbank; Clarence Cummings, Oran; Clarence King, Oelwein. Westfield — Fred A. Finch, Delbert Jr. Dean, Earl Gibson, Robert Lambert, Frank Downing, all of Fayette. Pleasant Valley — Archie E. Howard, Milton L. Ash, Louis Becker, Sr., Howard Medberry, Virgil Miles, all of Elgin, Windsor — Wallace Mclntyre, Austin M. Wilbur, M. V. Bruening, Gus Belschner, all of Hawkeye; Carl Lueder, Fayette. Putnam — Merle Cumberland, Arthur K. Talcott, Will Oelrich, all of Lamont; Max Wlnkler, Arnold Rueber, both of Arlington. Scott — Leo Mulford, Aurora; Frank Duckett, Stanley; Carl Recker, Arlington; Kenneth James, Stanley; E. 11. Mueller, Aurora. Smithfield — George A. Reed, William Arp, Elmer Miller, FJoyd Alber, Heinz O. Lens, all of Fayette. Union —- Charles E. Jacobsen, Harry L. Olesen, Kenneth Jensen, James Schmelzer, all of West Union; Earl Wolfs, Elgin. • Mission Circle to meet Grace Mission Circle of the Lutheran clinch will be held Thursday evening, Aug. 2, at 8 p. m. at the church. Hostesses will be Mrs. Arnold Heth and Mrs. Herschel Hendrix. Roll call will be favorite verses from I or II John. ion of healthy pigs with anti-hog" cholera serum and modified virus is protecting thousands of herds in Iowa. He emphasizes the importance of routine vaccination of young pigs to protect them before the disease reaches them. Forty-five counties had new cases of hog cholera -in June. Largest numbers of new outbreaks were six in Allamakee County and three in Fayette. Delaware County ill, ustrated the hazard for nearby herds when the disease breaks out in any nearby area. Delaware had three cases of hog cholera in May and avoided additional outbreaks during June. However, every county adjoining Delware had one or more new outbreak of cholera. "One of the greatest values of the institute to the students is that it gives them on idea of what college is really like," Yager said. "They not only learn what the courses are like, but they also learn how college students live." The students are housed in University domitories while on campus. Special counselors provide assistance and supervision, "These students can be expected to enter college with considerably more insight than regular freshman," Yager added. "It is a motivating and stimulating experience for them." County extension Assistant named , Donna Leubka of Postville has been named to the position of County Extension assistant in Fayette county. She will assist with the girls' 4-H program during the summer months, according to Albert Bodensteiner, chairman of the Fayette county Extension Council. Miss Leubka received her degree from Iowa State university July 11. She will concentrate her efforts on helping the 4-H club leaders Top army marksman Specialist Four David A. 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bunn, Maynard, recently achieved recognition as a top Army marksman by qualifying for the expert marksmanship badge during range firing with the M-l rifle at Fort Riley, Kan. Specialist Bunn, a mechanic in Headquarters Battery of the 1st Infantry Division's 6th Artillery at the fort, entered the army in December 1960 and received basic training at Fort Riley. Fremont Jr. Farmers Are softball champs The Fremont Jr. Farmers 4-H club won the 4-H Softball Tournament held Monday at Fayette. Runners-up were the Union Eager Beavers and in third place, the Windsor Spark Plugs. Other teams entering the tournament were Banks Go-Getters, Bethel Rams, Clermont ComeU, Eld- Thrills galore at county fair; Helicopter to be featured attraction The institute is sponsored by a shows, for the demonstration con- prepare for their local achievement orado Eagles, Fairfield Indians, $30,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, test and exhibiting at the county fair, Harlan Livestock, Illyria Livestock, Scott Hot Shots, Smithfield Live- wires and Westfield Whirlwinds. The survey taken at the 1961 fail- indicated that our patrons go for thrills in a big way. This being the case, the entertainments for the 1962 fair was designed with this in mind. The "Hellthriller", one of the nations best and newest, thrill acts, will be presented each afternoon and evening of the fair. A team of talented acrobats will perform in a rigging supported by a helicopter in flight. The helicopter will be on the grounds all week and will take up passengers between shows. The feature of the opening evening of the fair will again be Big Car auto races, a seven event program of sprints will be run; We are fortunate that most of the nation's best cars and dirt track drivers will be in the area because of their participation in races at the Iowa State Fair, the Minnesota State Fair, and the Missouri State fair. This assures a much better field that would otherwise be possible. A considerable amount of work has been done on the track. It has been graded wider to permit easier passing and higher speeds than before and a portion of the fence on the north side of the track has been rebuilt, which will provide better light relfection and a clearer view of the back stretch. The closing event of the fair will be the appearance of the Trans-World Auto Daredevils on Friday evening. We believe that this troupe presents the finest auto thrills drivers in the world. Several of their personnel appeared on the CBS-TV Sports Spectacular that was seen in this area last winter. When an afternoon of horse racing, a tractor pulling contest, and a carnival with 12 major rides is added to the attractions mentioned above it would seem there would be thrills a-plenty > for the 'most avid fan.